To Fear The Light: The sequel to 'To Save the Sun'

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages

Two hundred years ago, Adela de Montgarde, the brilliant astrophysicist, conceived the centuries-long plan to forestall the death of Earth's sun, thus preserving the original genetic material of the Empire of the Hundred Worlds-and of the Emperors who enabled her visionary plan.

Now Adela emerges from cold sleep to oversee the final stages of her great work. She awakens to an Empire transformed: her son Eric is Emporer, faster-than-light travel has finally been achieved, and humanity has spilled out to innumerable new planets, far beyond the Empire's Hundred Worlds.

In the twilight of the Empire, human and alien factions vie for advantage, while Adela's awesome feat of stellar engineering approaches its final fruition: the preservation and re-invigoration of the fearsome light at the heart of humanity's first solar system...the saving of Earth's Sun.



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Contents

Title Page Copyright Notice The demagogue Jephthah addressed the crowd PART ONE HISTORY
HISTORY
PART TWO A SILENT PASSING
AWAKENINGS AND ARRIVALS
TRANSMISSION
TSING 479
THREATS AND REGRETS
RUNNING AWAY
AIRBORNE
RIHANA
OUTBACK
BACK IN THE GAME
CAPTIVES AND CAPTORS
PART FOUR THE GATHERING STORM
TRANSIT
DISCOVERY

JEPHTHAH
PART THREE THE GATHERING DARKNESS
MERCURY
ARRIVALS
A CHANGE OF PLANS
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Ben Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature” in 2008.

Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction’s Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.

In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, America’s first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.

A. J. Austin has published his short fiction in Anaglog, Asimov's, and the anthology Newer York. With Ben Bova, he coauthored two novels: To Save the Sun and To Fear the Light. He also hosted a call-in radio show, Middays.

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